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Angelina County Sheriff's Office: Traffic stop results in felony arrest, seizure of meth, gun

Eric Lee (Source: Angelina County Jail) Eric Lee (Source: Angelina County Jail)
ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Deputies with the Angelina County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 43-year-old man on a variety of drug and gun-related felony charges Wednesday after a traffic stop.

A search of the suspect’s vehicle turned up meth, a Xanax pill, two Clonazepam pills, a Vicodin pill, and a 9mm pistol, according to Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches’ Facebook page.

Eric Obrian Lee, of Apple Springs, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a first-degree felony manufacture and/or delivery less than 1 gram charge, a third-degree felony unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon charge, a state-jail felony possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram charge, a Class A misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance between 3 and 28 grams charge, a Class misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge, and seven misdemeanor charges.

Collectively, Lee’s bail amount has been set at $57,826.

According to the Facebook post, an Angelina County Sheriff’s Office deputy made a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Camaro Wednesday night. When the deputy went to speak to the Camaro’s driver, he noticed the smell of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

Dispatch told the ACSO deputy that Lee, who was a passenger in the car, had seven outstanding traffic warrants from the Lufkin Police Department. At that point, Lee was taken into custody, and a probable cause search was conducted on the Camaro.

“Deputy Holland located a Keltec 9mm handgun, a plastic bag that contained a quantity of methamphetamine that had a weight of 37.3 grams, 1 Xanax pill, 2 Clonazepam pills, and one Vicodin pill all in the area were Lee had been sitting,” the Facebook post stated.

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